The Syrian Coalition, in the presence of President Abdurrahman Mustafa as well as members of the presidential body and political committee, met with a delegation from the Syrian Tribal Council headed by Sheikh Rami al-Doush on Wednesday. Both sides discussed the latest political and field developments in Syria, especially the ongoing bombing campaign by the Assad regime and its allies on the demilitarized zone and the resulting civilian casualties. The also discussed the PYD’s violations against civilians such as murder, arrests and torture.
Both sides also discussed the importance of restoring stability to the areas east of the Euphrates River and the elimination of terrorist organizations in all their forms. They stressed the need to fill the void in the region and prevent the PYD militia from continuing their terrorist practices against civilians in the region.
President Mustafa said that victory against ISIS could not have been achieved without the Syrian tribes, stressing the important role of the Syrian tribes in the current stage to “preserve the social fabric and safeguard the unity of Syria and its people.”
The meeting also discussed the representation of the Syrian Tribal Council in the Coalition. Mustafa said that that this issue is “very important.” He added that the Coalition has always sought to incorporate representatives of all spectra of the Syrian society as part of the efforts to serve the Syrian revolution and its demands.
Moreover, President Mustafa said that the Coalition is finalizing plans to establish its headquarters inside the Syrian territory by mid-April. He noted that the Coalition has already developed a plan to restructure the Syrian Interim Government and activate its role to expand its work in the areas of governance, civil administration, and basic services.
For his part, Head of the Syrian Tribal Council, Sheikh Rami al-Doush stressed the importance of continued consultation with the Coalition as well as the coordination between the Coalition and the Council. He reaffirmed commitment to the principles of the Syrian revolution as well as the establishment of a civil, democratic state respecting all its citizens and ensuring they all live in dignity.
Participants stressed their commitment to bring down the “murderous regime” with all its symbols and pillars as they insisted on the withdrawal of all terrorist forces, sectarian militias and foreign forces which are hostile to the Syrian people from Syria. They also expressed their categorical rejection of attempts to bring about demographic change in Syria. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)